SEVEN OF SWORDS

SEVEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Betrayal, deception, getting away with something, stealth
Reversed: Mental challenges, breaking free

SEVEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Seven of Swords shows a man sneaking away from a military camp with a bundle of five swords in his arms. Two other swords remain planted in the ground just behind him. His expression exhibits a sense of over-confidence and mocking, as though he felt absolutely sure of his success of getting away with the theft. However, in the distance a small group of soldiers can be seen to the left of the thief, and one of them holds a sword upraised. The thief has been found out!

UPRIGHT SEVEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Seven of Swords is a card of deception and betrayal. It indicates the difficulty of trying to ‘get away with something’ undetected and unnoticed. Often when you do something in secret, hoping that you are safe and undiscovered, something goes awry and your secret is revealed to your embarrassment. This card therefore urges caution when attempting to use cunning or deception to gain an advantage over someone or something else. There is no question that there are times in life when it is necessary to act shrewdly or do something in secret. Perhaps you had to think on your feet and act in a way that was not exactly all ‘above board’. Perhaps you had to go behind other people’s backs in order to manifest your desires. Perhaps you felt like you needed to cheat or take the easy way out. If acting shrewdly is something you must do, it is essential that you do this with a clear conscience and you are fully aware of the potential consequences of your actions. Taking the easy path is not always the best path, and sometimes you just have to exert a decent amount of effort to achieve what you want.
The Seven of Swords indicates that you may be tempted to sneak away from a particular situation that is not working for you any more, rather than dealing with it head on. As you do not feel ready to deal with the issues, you are aiming for a solution where you can just escape and not have to worry about it all. Are you trying to run away from commitment, responsibility, hard work or love? You may be procrastinating, letting problems slip and become worse because you do not want to deal with them. Sometimes you just have to face what has to be faced. So, the question is, “Is this realistic?” Will this ‘escape’ really accomplish what you want to and need to accomplish? Will it address the fundamental issues at hand here? The likely answer is no, and it may simply be an easy way out for now.
You might think you have gotten away with something but have you? What impact has your actions had on other people? Could someone else suspect something? Is this going to come back to bite you again? Even if you have managed to go undetected, be aware that in the long run, deception will not produce the rewards you desire and may instead cause significant damage to your relationships and reputation. Consider taking a more ethical and morally balanced approach to life from here on.
On the flipside, the Seven of Swords asks you to be very cautious and wary so that you do not become a victim of someone else’s deception, betrayal, cheating and false motives. You may trust someone who then turns out to be running their own agenda, leaving you high and dry. You need to be very careful of who you trust over these coming months as you are at risk of being taken advantage of. Look out for any sneaky behaviour and trust your gut instinct about when something does not feel right or is too good to be true.
Sometimes, the Seven of Swords indicates a desire to go it alone. You want to discover, investigate and solve every problem using only your own wits and resources. You may believe that you have a better chance at success if you act on your own accord, ignoring the advice or inputs of others. This approach is useful when you need to bypass an ineffectual group or assert your independence but it can also have its limitations. You may end up feeling isolated and excluded, missing that great feeling of collaboration and synergy gained when you work with others. If you feel inclined to act alone, be sure this isolation will really work for you.

REVERSED SEVEN OF SWORDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Seven of Swords is a card of mental challenges and rites of passage. The reversal of this card shows that you are finding it difficult to take the first step in a new direction. At times it may seem impossible that you could create the types of changes you want as you continually come up against setback after setback. Yet, you know in your soul, that when the timing is right, you will be able to follow through on your dreams, releasing an old pain from your heart.
The Seven of Swords reversed suggests that you need to break free from old habits and ways of thinking in order to overcome the blockages that currently stand in your way. You need to accept what is happening to you and act on it, rather than trying to escape. You need to do things differently, releasing yourself from past behaviours or limiting beliefs so that you can move forward in your life. Do not become trapped into thinking that you can only do certain things with which you are familiar. Expand your consideration set to broader horizons.
If you are involved in an affair or extra-marital relationship, the reversed Seven of Swords shows a growing reluctance to keep up the charade of having this type of relationship. You or your partner may be feeling increasingly uncomfortable with this relationship and would much rather come out in the open about what is happening.

SEVEN OF PENTACLES

SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Vision, perseverance, profit, reward, investment
Reversed: Lack of long-term vision, limited success or reward

SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Seven of Pentacles portrays a young man taking a rest from the difficult work of harvesting his abundant crop. He has been labouring long and hard in his garden. The foliage is full and the blossoms are out. It seems that his work has paid off. He gazes meditatively at the pentacles hanging from the rich greenery of the thicket in which he works and seems to be contemplating the value of his efforts. He is finally taking a break to admire his handiwork and the benefits of his labour.

UPRIGHT SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Seven of Pentacles shows that you have a strong desire to invest in those things that will provide long-term benefit. You understand the value of putting in time and energy now for longer-term rewards, and you are not necessarily looking for ‘quick wins’ as such. You also want to make sure that you are focusing your attention on the right areas that will give you the biggest ‘bang for your buck’, instead of wasting time on areas that will not deliver any value. You have a long-term view and you are focused on sustainability of results.
Similarly, if you are planning for the future, the Seven of Pentacles shows that you are taking a long-term view and you are assessing where you can best invest your time and energy for the maximum output. You do not want to keep putting your heart and soul into something if you are not getting the rewards for it, and no doubt, you have started to see that there are some areas in your life that are just become energy-sappers but without the reward.
The Seven of Pentacles indicates that if you have been working extra hard or putting in extra effort into something, it will finally pay off. Your effort will definitely be worth it and you will see the results and rewards for your labour. You may have been working on something quite challenging and important for the last few months, and this is likely to come to a culmination. You are likely to see financial or other tangible rewards for all of your hard work.
Sometimes, however, the Seven of Pentacles can denote frustration. You have been labouring away at something important and you may be starting to feel concerned that you will never be rewarded for your efforts. Be patient and appreciate the progress you have made so far. If your hard work has not yet paid off as planned, remember that your expectations may be unreasonable. There are no guarantees. Be grateful, focus on the present and do what you can with what you have.
This card follows the Six of Pentacles which indicated the ending of a difficult period of financial or material difficulty. In the Seven of Pentacles, the situation is reversed and you are now experiencing the rewards of hard work and effort. However, the question at hand is whether the rewards of hard work are in fact worth the effort to acquire them. It is often at the time of greatest success that you realise what you desired so much is in fact somewhat disappointing and perhaps not worth all of the effort. A bit like postgraduate study…
The Seven of Pentacles may therefore represent fear of failure, delays and frustration. However, the positive side to it is that you are more likely to be learning from these setbacks and evaluating how you can better invest your time to create the most value. In order to avoid feelings of frustration, ensure that you review your progress to date at regular intervals, particularly when engaged in long-term or enduring work, so that you can review what is working well and what is not and where you can make adjustments. Make sure that you are on course and that you are on track to achieve your goals.

REVERSED SEVEN OF PENTACLES TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The reversed Seven of Pentacles suggests that your efforts may be scattered at this time and you are starting to question whether or not you are investing in the right areas. You may be outlaying some initial money on things that will not actually deliver results. So, the opportunity here is to examine your current and planned investments (both financial and time), and make sure that you are going to see a return on those investments. Use a prioritisation system to ensure that you do not waste time and money on areas that will not deliver results.
Similarly, the Seven of Pentacles reversed indicates that even though you may continue to invest a lot of energy into a specific situation, you may not reap the rewards you are looking for. As such, this card calls on you to prioritise your activities very carefully. You need to do a cost-benefit analysis on the major tasks involved to bring your project to fruition as there are certainly a number of tasks that are currently taking a lot of your time and energy but are not bearing the rewards you are seeking. Take stock of what you still need to do and focus only on those things that will get you to where you want to be. You may find that there are a lot of things that you get involved in that are just not value-add. For example, email and meetings are huge time wasters if not used effectively. Try to get down to the 20% of tasks that deliver 80% of the value, and focus on these, rather than investing your time in tasks that do not deliver any results.
As a key strength, the reversed Seven of Pentacles can indicate that you know when to stop investing in something when you are seeing little return. Some people are inclined to keep persevering at something, even if it is not working out, just because they have already invested a lot of time, energy or money into it. However, you are very good at identifying when a situation is no longer delivering you any value and knowing when to pack it in and try something else.
In a relationship reading, the reversed Seven of Pentacles indicates that you have been working very hard on laying the foundations for your relationship but now, for some reason, you are concerned that you are going to lose all of that. You may also be feeling frustrated that the relationship is not progressing or growing as quickly as you had hoped, particularly given that you have put in so much time and energy. Sometimes you can pour your heart and soul into something but it does not always mean that there will be results. You may come to the realisation that it just is not worth your time and no matter how much you try, the relationship is going to continue to hit roadblocks.

SEVEN OF CUPS

SEVEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Fantasy, illusion, wishful thinking, choices, imagination
Reversed: Temptation, illusion, diversionary tactics

SEVEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
The Seven of Cups depicts an individual faced with the mysterious appearance of strange images from cups in a floating cloud. Clouds conjure ideas, dreams, thoughts, illusions, transitions and mystery. Though the character’s back is toward us, we can see from the half-raised arm-gesture that the apparitions before him are something of a surprise. The various prizes appearing from the cups are a mixture of positive and negative visions. These cups each have a single item rising from them – a snake, representing wisdom and knowledge; a shrouded figure, representing the need for illumination; a human head, representing a companion for the conjurer; a tower, representing stability and power; treasure, representing abundance and wealth; a laurel wreath, representing victory or honour, and status; and a dragon, representing supernatural forces. The character faced with these spectres is taken aback by their confusing nature. Although the seven cups appear as gifts or prizes, there is always danger hidden within one or two of them to sting anyone who ventures near. What this suggests is that sometimes you have to choose between many options, all of which may be tempting but only one of which is the best choice. At others times not all of those choices are real options at all; they are delusions of the imagination.

UPRIGHT SEVEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Seven of Cups indicates that the images in your mind must be dealt with not only in your dreams but in the world of reality. Be careful of wishful thinking or illusions in the choices you currently face. The character in the Seven of Cups is a dreamer who is able to see beauty and excitement as well as fearful trials and difficulties in the future. If you are constantly caught up in your own dreams, fantasies, and/or fears, we will never be able to move forward and make those dreams a reality or overcome those fears.
Therefore, the Seven of Cups indicates that although dreaming is beautiful and provides inspiration for action, you must at some point abandon your ‘castles in the sky’ and begin to build those castles in your real life. A choice must be made even though the apparent multiplicity of options seems to paralyse you with either fear or excessive anticipation. If you are unable to make a decision because of too many options, it is time to carefully evaluate the pros and cons of each option and make a thoughtful choice. You also need to be very clear about what it is you are working towards so that you can make the best choice. Make your decision with caution as all is not what it seems to be. Great opportunities may turn out to be major problems later on, while less enticing options may turn out to be golden opportunities.
With the Seven of Cups, there is a risk of illusion. You need to separate what is real from what is illusion. Protect yourself against unclear or wishful thinking and habitual day dreaming. Avoid intoxication and escapism.
Oftentimes, this card shows choices and plans that have little or no basis in reality. Such things are typical of the developed imagination, and fine if they stay in the imagination. However when you try to implement those ideas in the real world you are leaving yourself open to inevitable disappointment when you realise that your vision simply does not work.
The Seven of Cups is also a wish card. Each of the cups is filled with wishes such as wealth, beauty, success, and a nice home (the castle or tower). However, not every cup is filled with a positive result. Some cups holding a snake or a demon and thus the Seven of Cups can be a mixed blessing. Be careful what you wish as you may just get it, and at a price.
Temptation is associated with the Seven of Cups. With so many choices presented to you, it is easy to be swayed to that cup containing the snake of jealously and cunning. Since this card is from the suit of Cups, the temptation is likely to be sexual or emotional in nature – the one-night stand, the extramarital affair, and all those other things that seem innocent and pleasurable at the time they are undertaken. But in the vast majority of cases, the pleasure gained temporarily is far outweighed by the consequences that last, in most cases, for an entire lifetime.

REVERSED SEVEN OF CUPS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The Seven of Cups reversed is a card of illusions, temptations, and diversionary tactics. Your views of life at this time are a bit illusory, and may tend toward fantasies that cannot actually be realised in the real world. There is an unwillingness to deal with the day-to-day reality of life, and a need to get your head out of the clouds. You may be feeling unclear about what you are really searching for in order to become fulfilled. You may also be hiding something from yourself that probably has to do with your subconscious emotions. These illusions and diversions need to be stripped away and seen for what they really are. You may find that returning to the energy of the Six of Cups and finding yourself in more familiar territory, such as the family home or the area in which you grew up, may have a calming effect.
The Seven of Cups reversed can suggest that you are refusing to examine yourself and to ask yourself what will truly fulfil you. Instead of taking a few quiet moments to reflect, you are using every waking hour to consume yourself with the active pursuits of things which may or may not satisfy you. You need to stop and give yourself some time and space to think carefully about where your best intentions lie.
On a more positive note, the reversed Seven of Cups can indicate a time when you are finally breaking through a fog of confusion and illusion to focus on your chosen goal. With resolution and purpose, you are now setting your intentions and finding solutions.

SEVEN OF WANDS

SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS KEYWORDS
Upright: Challenge, competition, perseverance
Reversed: Giving up, overwhelmed, overly protective

SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS AND DESCRIPTION
In the Seven of Wands, a man stands on top of a hill and is challenged below by opponents that want what he has, success and status. The man appears to be in a defensive position, fiercely retaliating against those who attack him and defending his position as ‘king of the hill’. Interestingly, the man is wearing two different shoes, suggesting that he may have uneven footing or may be unclear of his own stance.

UPRIGHT SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
Similar to the Five of Wands, the Seven of Wands indicates a struggle after initial satisfaction and fulfilment. This time, however, the struggle is about maintaining your position at the top while others compete and fight to achieve the same success and status that you have already achieved. Thus, competition is rife and you must continually prove yourself with the Seven of Wands. If your vision and creative effort is fulfilled to the point where there is public acclaim or acceptance of your success then you must expect competition and challenge, as other people will no doubt also desire the same things as you.
The Seven of Wands can also indicate a challenge to the continued success of a venture or creative project from an external source. While it appears to block your path forward, you can overcome this challenge or obstacle by drawing upon your strong self-confidence, self-belief and continual self-improvement. It can also be overcome with effort and clarity of purpose.
The Seven of Wands is about holding your ground, despite ongoing challenges to your position and authority. You need to take a stand and defend your position at all costs. This will take courage and persistence but you have the strength and determination to do it. You see yourself as a battler and no matter what the challenge, you still have it in you to stand up for yourself and fight to the end. So, although you are experiencing a number of setbacks at the moment, you need to continue fighting for what you believe in and confronting others who may oppose or threaten you.
There needs to be acceptance with this card that you are not always going to be able to win everyone over. There will always be challengers and opposition to your point of view and you cannot keep everyone happy all of the time. Thus, now is the time to draw your line in the sand, and say, “This is who I am and this is what I need right now.” There cannot be any compromise or negotiation at this time, just hold your ground with determination and courage.
From quite a literal perspective, this card can indicate that you will be required to give a speech or write a paper on a contentious or highly debated issue. You will need to be ready to defend your argument and present hard facts that support your point of view. Expect to be challenged but enjoy this challenge as it will help you to create an even more robust argument.

REVERSED SEVEN OF WANDS TAROT CARD MEANINGS
The reversed Seven of Wands reflects that you are feeling overwhelmed by the challenges and responsibilities in your life, finding yourself quickly snowed under and unable to look at the bigger picture. You may have taken on too many commitments and are now looking for an opportunity to focus your attention on only one or two things and do those things well. You may also feel as though you are having to compete against or are constantly comparing yourself to others, leaving you feeling somewhat inadequate and vulnerable. There is a need to return to the Six of Wands, which is all about building your own self-esteem and confidence, and having faith that you can achieve what you set out to.
The Seven of Wands reversed can also indicate that you feel as though you are constantly being judged or criticised by others. Your family or friends are questioning you on why you are doing certain things, such as staying in a challenging relationship or an unfulfilling job. You would prefer if they could just keep their mouths shut and let you be!
This card can suggest that you are trying to avoid conflict wherever possible, and as a result, you are backing down on your point of view too easily. As soon as someone challenges you or opposes you, instead of standing up for yourself, you compromise or give in. It appears that being accepted and liked by others is more important than standing your ground and fighting for what you believe in. Alternatively, you may have tried everything possible and have given it your best shot but you are now starting to realise it is not worth the struggle. Even though you may not have made any progress yet wanted to, it is time to let this one go and move on. It may feel like giving up but in the long run, it will be for the best.
On the other hand, the reversed Seven of Wands can indicate that you are taking things too far and you are being overly aggressive about protecting your turf. This is to the detriment of your personal relationships.
Finally, the Seven of Wands reversed can suggest that you are at risk of being caught unprepared. You are feeling shaken and vulnerable at the threat of a challenge to your position. You have the feelings of falling behind, and not being up to the challenge. Perhaps you want to cave in and give up the fight. This card shows a lack of confidence, courage, and conviction. You are feeling threatened, and have become easily manipulated and taken advantage of.

SEVEN OF PENTACLES

Seven of Pentacles Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Things coming to fruition, hard work paying off, harvest, rewards, profits, results, pay-outs, manifestation of ideas or goals, inheritance, cultivation, growing, gestation, nurturing, perseverance, patience, planning, reviewing, taking stock, questioning, crossroads, approaching retirement, finishing what you started

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Pentacles indicates that you have been working very hard and it will soon start to pay off. This Minor Arcana card means that things are coming to fruition so you can expect results when it appears in your Tarot Spread. It is a very welcome card if you have been persevering with a situation or task and have felt like you’re getting nowhere, as it tells you success is just around the corner! Whatever you have been putting your energy, you will start to reap the rewards. It can also signify being at a crossroads in terms of which life direction to take or needing to take stock of things and make a decision. The Seven of Pentacles can represent manifestation of ideas, ambitions or goals so now is a great time to focus on what you want to achieve and make it happen. It is also a card of harvesting, cultivation, growing, planning, patience and finishing what you started.

Health
In a health context, the Seven of Pentacles is generally a good card. If you are looking to improve your health in certain areas, this Minor Arcana card tells you that now would be a good time to evaluate how you can adjust your lifestyle to make these improvements. The Seven of Pentacles is a card of manifestation of goals so if you want to drop a few pounds, build up your fitness, break a bad habit or change your diet, now is a great time to focus your energy on these goals. It also can signify a pregnancy or gestation and is usually a positive card in those terms as it indicates growth and nurturing.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot card is usually a good card to get as it indicates nurturing, perseverance and cultivation which are crucial to making a long term relationship work and thrive. If you and your partner have been putting a lot of effort in to your relationship, you should be starting to reap the benefits or will very soon. It can signify a couple working toward a financial goal together such as buying a house or paying for their wedding, if so, you should achieve your goals shortly. It also can indicate pregnancy/ gestation. If you are single, the Seven of Pentacles can indicate that you may be reflecting on past relationships and getting a better sense of what you really want in a future relationship. Now is a great time to do this as the Seven of Pentacles indicates that you are capable of manifesting what you want. It also tells you to be patient. What you want will come into your life if you just keep doing what you’re doing. Good things come to those who wait.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot is a good omen to get as it indicates that your hard work will start to pay off. Things should be going well on the work front when it appears in your Tarot reading. This card signifies the manifestation of aims, goals or ambitions so now is a great time to do some reflection or take stock of your business/career to date and focus your energies in to achieving your goals. You may be at a crossroads in terms of which direction you take next. It is a card of planning and patience so you may find yourself involved in business planning or management which should go well. The Seven of Pentacles can also simply indicate that someone is nearing retirement. It is a good indicator for those in business as it indicates growth and cultivation. The Seven of Pentacles is a good financial omen as it represents harvesting the fruits of your labour, profits and returns on investments. Rewards, bonuses and benefits will not be far away when it appears in your Tarot reading. It can also signify a large inheritance coming to you.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Pentacles indicates that you will reap what you sow and that everything you give out, you will get back times three. If you have been particularly kind and generous towards others or have been sending love and light out the world, you will start to feel these blessings return to you! It can also signify that you may be at a spiritual crossroads and have a decision to make about which direction to take next on your spiritual path.
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Seven of Pentacles Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Bad business/financial management, not finishing what you started, laziness, aimlessness, procrastination, not putting effort in, cash flow problems, waste, lack of growth, setbacks, delay, impatience, frustration, postponed retirement, lack of reward, workaholic, not taking stock, lack of reflection, change of plans

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot card reversed can indicate that you may have been working very hard or putting lots of effort into something for little pay or reward. It can also indicate someone taking on too much, overdoing it or being a workaholic. You may be feeling that nothing you do pays off while others seem to get what they want easily. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card in a reversed position can represent a lack of effort, procrastination, laziness or aimlessness when it appears in your Tarot Spread. It can also signify a change of plans or life direction, a lack of life direction or not taking stock of things and reflecting on things when you should. The Seven of Pentacles reversed represent lack of growth, setbacks, delays, frustration, impatience and not finishing what you started.

Health
In a health context, if you have been experiencing health issues, the Seven of Pentacles reversed can indicate that these may be the result of poor health habits or behaviour in the past that you are now seeing the result of. If so, you need to start adjusting your lifestyle to correct this behaviour and aid your recovery. It can also be an indicator that you need to stop and evaluate how your lifestyle is impacting your long-term health and make any necessary changes before you reap what you sow. It also can signify issues with a pregnancy or gestation. Look to the supporting cards for confirmation. However, don’t panic if it appears, as it is, more often than not, just an indicator that you need to nurture yourself more or take better care of yourself during the pregnancy such as resting more, eating well and not overdoing things.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in relationship, the Seven of Pentacles Tarot reversed is generally not a great card to get as it can represent a relationship hitting a rough patch. It can signify getting bogged down in drudgery or a lack of growth within the relationship. You may both need a bit of “me” time or a break from the norm as well as time together when it appears. It can also be an indicator that one or both of you is not putting enough effort in. You may be too focused on work, finances or other factors at the moment and not making enough time for each other, which can lead to a loss of connection. It can also mean that you may be frustrated that the relationship is not progressing a quickly as you want it to and feel like your efforts are going to waste. Whatever the issue, you need to stop and take stock of what’s important in your life and refocus your efforts on bringing that to you. You may need to completely rethink the plans you made together and decide if that’s still where you want to be headed. If you are single, the Seven of Pentacles reversed can indicate that you may be overly focused on career or material wealth and not making time for love to come into your life. Or you may be frustrated that your love life is not progressing in the way you would like. Look at where you are focusing your efforts. The man or woman of your dreams is probably not just going to knock on your door so you have to make the effort to get out there and meet people. At the same time, trying too hard can come off as needy or desperate. Make an effort but don’t be overly controlling or pushy, love needs to be nurtured but also given the room to breathe and grow.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Pentacles reversed indicates either that you are putting too much effort in to your career or not enough. Either way, what you’re doing now is not paying off in the way you would like it to. It can indicate that you are a workaholic or overworking to the point that it becomes counterproductive. Alternatively, Seven of Pentacles reversed can indicate that procrastination, laziness or aimlessness is preventing you from manifesting your goals. It can indicate a lack of self-reflection or not taking stock, lack of planning or aimlessness. Whichever the case, you need to refocus your energy into achieving what you want. Evaluate what you have been doing to date and if that’s realistically going to get you the results you want. The Seven of Pentacles in a reversed position can also simply indicate that someone is postponing retirement. It is a generally not a great indicator for those in business as it can indicate bad business management, lack of growth, delays, setbacks, frustration, impatience and not finishing what you started. The Seven of Pentacles reversed is generally not a good financial omen as it can represent bad financial planning, cash-flow problems, losses or poor returns on investments. You may be working extremely hard and feeling like everyone else gets rewarded except you or you may be working long hour for little pay when it appears.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, Seven of Pentacles Tarot card reversed can indicate that you are feeling unhappy or frustrated on a spiritual level. A bit of spiritual reflection would be beneficial right now. If you find you have been trying to manifest things in your life and it seems that they are just not happening, ask yourself are you focusing your intentions in the right way and are you sending the right energy out so it can bring back what you want. You may also want to consider that sometimes we hit spiritual road blocks because the universe is sending us in a different direction onto something great that we can’t understand at this point. Sometimes you just have to go in the direction it’s guiding you and see what happens.

SEVEN OF CUPS

Seven of Cups Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Lots of options, choices, multiple possibilities, opportunities, picking and choosing, decisions, procrastination, dreaming, fantasy, illusion, wishful thinking, imagination, hallucinations, meditation

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Cups Tarot card represents having lots of options to choose from or multiple possibilities open to you. It can be an indication that you have so many choices or so many things going on at once that you may be overwhelmed or unable to focus properly. You need to limit the amount of things you are taking on to a manageable amount. There is no point in agreeing to do things if you can’t give them the time and attention they deserve. Try to be realistic about what you can commit to. The Seven of Cups can also signify that you may be indulging in wishful thinking, fantasies or living in a dream world. When this Minor Arcana card appears in a Tarot reading, it indicates that you need to make a decision in your life and realistically look at where you are. Take proactive steps to make your situation better rather than fantasising about how you want it to be. Your imagination is a great tool to help you envision your future but it will never happen unless you take action to make it happen.

Health
In a health context, the Seven of Cups Tarot card can indicate that you may be overexerting yourself and taking on too many things at once which may be leaving you run down and susceptible to illness or injury. Try to reduce your workload to a manageable level and make time for yourself. It can also represent hallucinations associated with mental health problems.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are single, the Seven of Cups indicates that you will have lots of potential partners interested in you and lots of opportunities for romance. If you are in a relationship, the Seven of Cups can indicate that a new potential love interest may appear and cause issues in your current relationship or cause you to question the relationship. Alternately, it can be a sign that you are putting too much energy into fantasising about what you wish your relationship was like instead of dealing with the reality of the relationship. If can also indicate that you may be feeling discontented with the fact that the initial “butterflies in the stomach” phase of the relationship has passed. Just because the initial excitement may have worn off, doesn’t mean you can’t have a passionate, fun relationship if you put the effort in. Remember, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Seven of Cups is a good omen indicating that multiple possibilities for career advancement are open to you. Just be mindful of biting off more than you can chew. It can also be a warning not to spend all your time brainstorming and forget to take practical steps to make your dreams a reality. Don’t commit to things you can’t see through to the end. In financial context, you should have lots of opportunities to make money but you need to be careful before making investments. You should check any investment opportunities out thoroughly and consult a professional financial adviser first as they might not be as good a deal as they initially appear to be!

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Cups indicates that you are exploring your spiritual side and there are many forms of spiritual practice that you are interested in. When is appears in a tarot reading, it can also indicate that you are ignoring your many spiritual gifts as you are not putting the work into developing them. If this is the case, try to choose a handful of spiritual practices that appeal most to you and work on them one at a time. You should find it easy to meditate with this Minor Arcana card in your Tarot spread.
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Seven of Cups Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Reality, clarity, sobriety, poor choices, lack of choice, opportunities or options, lack of spiritual growth, feeling trapped, avoiding issues, decisiveness, reality check, missed opportunities, focusing on the superficial/materialistic

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Cups Tarot card reversed can indicate that you are finding clarity and getting back to reality after a period of indulging in fantasies or living in a dream world. You may be finally starting to act decisively and to see the correct path for you clearly, having previously felt indecisive or lost. It represents getting a reality check. Alternately, when this Minor Arcana appears reversed in your Tarot spread it can indicate that you may have a lack of options, choices or opportunities or you may be feeling restricted or trapped in some way.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Seven of Cups reversed can represent poor lifestyle choices having a negative effect on health. If you have been overindulging or binging on food, alcohol or drugs for instance, the Seven of Cups reversed tells you it’s time to get back your control. If you are finding it difficult to stop your negative indulgences get help from a professional or speak to your doctor. Alternatively, you might be getting so into health and fitness that you could be over doing it. It’s great to look after your health but give yourself a break from time to time. It’s important to allow yourself time to relax.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot reading, if you are in a relationship, the Seven of Cups reversed indicates that you are starting to get a reality check about where your relationship is after a period of avoiding reality. You need to use this clarity to take stock of the relationship and take action to fix any issues that need to be resolved. Ignoring issues will not make them go away. If you are single, the Seven of Cups reversed indicates that you may be limiting the possibilities for romance by sticking too rigidly to an unrealistic or idealised notion of your perfect partner. Try to loosen up and date people you might not normally date.

Money & Career
In a career context, the Seven of Cups reversed can indicate that you may be feeling trapped in your career or that your opportunities for advancement are restricted. Perhaps you feel that you’ve missed out on the perfect job as you weren’t focused enough on your goals in the past. Don’t dwell on what you’ve missed rather take proactive steps to create opportunities for yourself now. In a financial context, you should be feeling more decisive about financial matters.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Cups reversed indicates that you are neglecting your spiritual side and are overly focused on the superficial or materialistic elements of life. Materialistic pursuits will not bring you true contentment. Try to develop your spiritual side to find contentment and enlightenment. Don’t limit yourself, you are capable of so much more than you realise!

SEVEN OF WANDS

Seven of Wands Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Standing up for beliefs, fighting your corner, protective, defensive, determined, challenging, opposing, stamina, holding your own, taking high road, maintaining control, territorial, assertive, forceful, relentless, strong will, under attack, blame, harassment, scapegoat, resisting, busy, hectic, demanding

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Wands represents opposing, standing up for what you believe in, fighting your corner and holding your own. It signifies taking the high road, maintaining control and being strong willed. This Minor Arcana card also indicates someone who is protective, defensive, assertive, forceful, relentless, determined and territorial. It can suggest that you are under attack, being harassed, blamed or scapegoated but you are resisting. Life may be challenging, busy and hectic with this card in your Tarot spread so you will need stamina to endure.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands can signify you having to fight to overcome an illness or injury. This card can also represent an illness or condition that you will have to work hard to keep under control. It is extremely challenging but you are driven and you can do it.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Seven of Wands tells you that you have some challenges coming up and if you want your relationship to go the distance you are going to have to fight for it. This challenge may come from inside the relationship in the form of you or your partner trying to blame each other for issues. This Minor Arcana card can also indicate that your relationship is under attack from third parties and that you need to protect and defend it. You will need to maintain control, hold your own and be determined. Don’t let others ruin what you have. If you are single, the Seven of Wands suggests that if you are interested in someone you are going to have to fight for them. There may be serious competition for this person’s affection and if you allow yourself to sink into the background, you may get overlooked.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Wands can represent fighting to protect what you have. When it appears you may find that you have a battle on your hands to hold on to your success or position. There are always young hungry people coming up the ladder behind you and you have to stand up for yourself if you want to maintain your status or career position. You have the talent, drive and ambition to do so. You should be feeling confident and powerful when the Seven of Wands shows up in your Tarot spread. It can also signify that your conviction may be tested. You may be challenged or asked to do something that is against your morals or judgement. This Minor Arcana card would see you standing up for what you believe in. It can also indicate that you may have to defend your reputation as other try to drag you down. In a financial Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands sees you protecting the wealth or financial security you have attained. This could be in the form of making smart investments, saving for a rainy day, insuring your assets or taking out a pension. Whatever the case, you will be putting long term financial plans of some sort in place.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Wands indicates that you may have to stand up for your spiritual beliefs so someone may challenge your belief system, call your morals into question or try to ridicule or harass you for your beliefs. You have a right to your belief system so don’t allow anyone else to try and take that away from you.
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Seven of Wands Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Folding on your beliefs, giving in/up, admitting defeat, yielding, quitting, surrendering, weakness, being timid, lack of courage/ self-belief/ stamina, failing to defend/ protect, resolution, compromise, scandal/losing moral authority/ control/ power/respect, sharing territory, being overbearing, worn down, burn-out, exhausted

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Wands reversed represents folding on your beliefs, yielding, quitting, giving up and giving in. It signifies admitting defeat, surrendering and lack of courage or stamina. This Minor Arcana card can represent weakness, failing to protect or defend someone or something you care about and being exhausted, burnt-out or worn down. It can indicate a compromise, resolution or sharing territory. It can also suggest that you have lost control, power, respect or moral authority and have been involved in a scandal of some sort. The Seven of Wands reversed can also represent being overbearing and unpopular.

Health
In a health Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands reversed is not a great omen as it can signify someone losing the energy or will to fight to overcome an illness or injury. This card can also represent an illness or condition spiralling out of control. Talk to your doctor about other possible treatments that may help as the current treatment may not be working.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Seven of Wands reversed is not a great omen as it shows you quitting, giving up or letting go in the face of challenges coming up. Again, if you want your relationship to go the distance you are going to have to fight for it. This Minor Arcana card reversed can indicate that you are failing to protect and defend your relationship or partner from people outside the relationship such as family and friends. If you love your partner you must put a united front out to the word. Don’t let other people come between you or undermine your relationship. On the flip side, if you and your partner have been arguing a lot, this card would see you finding common ground and compromising. If you are single, the Seven of Wands reversed suggests that you may be too timid to go for the person you like. You are allowing yourself to be overshadowed by others. If you like this person, be courageous and just tell them! On the flip side, this card reversed can see you being too forward to the point of being pushy and overbearing. If you have be doggedly pursuing someone without success, take a little step back, give them breathing room and let them come to you.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot spread, the Seven of Wands reversed can represent not protecting what you have achieved or worked for. When it appears you may find that you have taken your eye off the ball and someone else has taken your place. You may be lacking the stamina to engage in the endless competition to maintain your success or simply be overcome with the exhaustion of it all. You may have lost your drive or ambition. You may be lacking in confidence or feel powerless when the Seven of Wands shows up reversed in your Tarot spread. It can signify that you may be going against your own moral code or better judgement in order to gain favour with your boss. This Minor Arcana card would see you folding on your own beliefs. It can also indicate that your reputation may be in the mud as others try to discredit you to further their own careers. In a financial Tarot reading, the Seven of Wands reversed sees you failing to protect the wealth or financial security you have attained. This could take the form of you wasting your hard earned money on frivolous purchases or failing to put financial plans like savings, smart investments or pensions in place for your future.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Wands reversed indicates that you may fold on your beliefs when they are challenged. There is nothing wrong with learning about new paths or religions and embracing them if they work for you but be careful that you are not just following the crowd because you want to fit in! This can also signify a respected religious or spiritual leader or someone you look up to becoming involved in a scandal and losing their moral authority, respect or reputation.

SEVEN OF SWORDS

Seven of Swords Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Deceit, lies, trickery, cheating, theft, underhanded, scheming, dangerous/risky behaviour, enemy masquerading as friend, spying, lack of conscience, strategy, resourceful, flexible, escaping detection, getting away with it, adaptable, courage, daring, sharp wit, mental manipulation, cunning, overly rational.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Sword represents deception, lies, trickery, cheating and lack of conscience. This card also signifies mental manipulation, tactics, scheming, cunning, enemies who masquerade as friends and spies in your camp. It is a Minor Arcana card of dangerous or risky behaviour, daring, courage and staying ahead of the game. The Seven of Swords can also represent flexibility, adaptability, sharp wit, resourcefulness, being strategic or being overly rational. This Tarot card can also signify underhanded behaviour, theft, burglary, fraud, dodgy deals and a general lack of conscience. It represents escaping detection and getting away with something.

Health
In a health context, the Seven of Swords can indicate that you may need further testing to get to the bottom of a health issue. If your symptoms have been ignored or dismissed by your health practitioner but persist anyway, it might be advisable to get second opinion as this card can indicate that the cause of your symptoms may be escaping detection. The Seven of Swords also warn against engaging in behaviour or activities that may put your health in danger.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Seven of Swords is not a great omen as it can indicate deception, betrayal, lies and cheating. This may be a sign of infidelity in the relationship. However, don’t jump to conclusions when it appears as it can indicate many types of deception not just cheating. Perhaps one of you is not being honest about your feelings or may be trying to manipulate the other rather than being honest and upfront about what you want. This Minor Arcana card also represents enemies masquerading as friends so it can also signify a third party trying to stir trouble in your relationship! If you are single, the Seven of Swords indicates that you may meet someone who is deceitful and manipulative so be careful. At the same time, it tells you that if you want a genuine, loving relationship you need to resist the urge to play games with your potential partners and steer clear of people who play games with you. You may be relying on your sharp wit and cunning to stay ahead of the game when it comes to dating or you may be over-rationalising your attitude to romance. Game playing may keep your partner interested at the beginning but at some stage, when you’ve built up some trust in them, you really just have to drop the act, be yourself and allow yourself to be vulnerable with another person!

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Seven of Swords can indicate that there is some deceit or trickery around you in a work setting. Colleagues may be trying to undermine you, spreading lies behind your back or stealing your projects or your business associates may be involved in dodgy deals. Whatever the situation, this deceit appears to be escaping your detection. This Minor Arcana card can however, be telling you that you may need to use certain strengths such as adaptability, resourcefulness, flexibility, your sharp wit and daring to put yourself ahead of the game. You may be putting strategies or schemes in place to advance your career or business. In a financial Tarot spread, the Seven of Swords may be warning you of deception around your finances so be on your guard against theft, burglary or fraud. It may also be telling you to avoid making risky gambles with money or investments or dodgy deals at this time. While you might get away with it, the hidden cost to your conscience and karma mean it will not be worth it.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Swords warns you of deception. This deception may appear in the form of associates, teachers or religious leaders who may be underhanded or deceitful in their dealings with you, do not allow yourself to be manipulated. You have intuition and a conscience for a reason! Follow them over any outside influences.
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Reversed Meaning Guide
Seven of Swords Reversed Tarot Card Key Meanings:
Confessing, coming clean, turning over new leaf, conscience kicking in, ignoring warnings, pathological liar, serial cheat, slander, dangerously two-faced, malicious, con artist, blackmail, unworkable strategy, being outsmarted, getting caught, running away from consequences, coward, no backbone, stealing credit, military.

General meaning and interpretation
In a general context, the Seven of Swords reversed signifies coming clean and one’s conscience kicking in so if you have done something you are not proud of you may find yourself confessing and turning over a new leaf. It can represent careers in the military or security. Alternatively, this Minor Arcana card reversed represents pathological liars, serial cheaters, people who are malicious or so two faced they are toxic or dangerous to be around. It also represents slander, blackmail and con artists. The Seven of Swords reversed can also signify ignoring warning signs, being outsmarted or finding that your strategies or plans are unworkable. This Tarot card can also be an indicator that you are lacking a backbone, behaving in cowardly manner, stealing credit for other people’s achievements or running away from consequences. It may also represent ignoring warning signs or getting caught.

Health
In a health context, the Seven of Swords reversed indicates that you may be ignoring warning signs in relation to your health. This self-deception will not do you any favours and could make an illness worse so be mindful of the messages your body is giving you and take appropriate action.

Love & Relationships
In a love Tarot spread, if you are in a relationship the Seven of Swords reversed is not a great omen as although the card has reversed it usually still indicates that there has been deception or cheating in the relationship. This deception will be exposed and truth will come out but this card can indicate a number of scenarios in the circumstances that bring this about. The cheater or deceiver may trip themselves up or accidentally expose their lies but their partner may ignore the warning signs or choose to turn a blind eye to their behaviour. The cheater/deceiver may discover their conscience, come clean, confess and turn over a new leaf and their partner may choose to forgive them and move on. The cheater may be get caught out and run away with the person they have been cheating with. However, again, you must not jump to conclusions when this Minor Arcana card appears reversed as it can also be an indication that a third party who has been spreading lies or stirring trouble in your relationship will be exposed for the liar they are. If you are single, the Seven of Swords reversed indicates that you may meet someone who is a pathological liar or a serial cheater so beware! It can also be an indication that you are ready to give up the game playing of your previous relationship and are ready to turn over a new leaf and be more genuine with potential partners.

Money & Career
In a career Tarot reading, the Seven of Swords reversed indicates that if you have been deceitful or underhanded in your work your conscience may kick in and you may decide to confess or you may be exposed. This Minor Arcana card reversed may be indication of others in your work environment being extremely two faced or deceitful and being exposed as such. The culprits may also try to run away from the consequences of their actions. This card may also be telling you that your current plans and strategies are unworkable so you might need to go back to the drawing board and be a bit more creative. In a financial Tarot spread, the Seven of Swords reversed still carries a warning of deception around your finances and it can be a stronger indicator that you may become the victim theft, burglary or fraud. However, it may also be telling you to that if you have been deceptive or fraudulent in your financial dealing you will be exposed or you may decide to come clean.

Spirituality
In a spiritual context, the Seven of Swords reversed tells you that someone may be trying to offer you spiritual guidance at this time but just be sure you only take what works for you and throw the rest away. While the wisdom they depart may be useful to you, there may still be an ulterior motive in play that you are unaware of. It can also be an indication that your conscience is coming to the fore again where you may have previously ignored it. This is a welcome development, keep it up!